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Art Improves Quality of Life in Stroke Victims

New research just published by the European Society of Cardiology sheds some pretty interesting light on what looks, on first glance, like more scientists taking chunks of time, brainpower and...

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Polymath

Polymath, 14th April 2012, GV Art Gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 6LY ....

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Transition Gallery’s ‘First Thursdays’

As we approach the end of February, the galleries of East London start buzzing in anticipation for the First Thursday of the month – the day it all happens. I talk to the Director of Transition...

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Tate Modern: Yayoi Kusama

A review of Yayoi Kusama 2011 Tate show by UK artist Nicola Anthony...

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LS Lowry at Nottingham Lakeside

Shooting the White Elephant Like an understanding that only those of us affected would realise (viz., the changing tide and motion, moving beyond motive and motivation, holding kindness and...

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Striking New Galaxy Image

We usually try to space out (groan) the astronomy items on Trebuchet a bit. After yesterday's news that a super-Earth had been discovered, and the item we ran on the story, we'd normally move...

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IMPRINT at the Serpentine Gallery 2012

The Fabelists – coming together to launch an event that crossed many boundaries.Serpentine Gallery’s Centre for Possible Studies, 21 Gloucester Place, 
London W1U 8HR...

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Yayoi Kusama: An Explosion of Stickers

Installation views of The obliteration room 2011 as part of ‘ Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever’, Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art, 2011 ...

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The Free Music Mirage

Putting an End to a Persistent Illusion Steadily, over the course of the last 10 years, the idea that recorded music "has" to be free has been transformed from a radical stance taken by...

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Make Better Music 68: Words and Music

Writing music comes easily to me for the most part, I’ve usually got a surplus of ideas, so the only the most interesting actually get worked on. The more derivative and unimaginative ideas get...

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The Other Art Fair

Seduced by art: From art virgin to art collector It sparks off debates, encourages us to take a look at topical issues, delves inside the subconscious, and allows us to have a laugh at the world and...

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Charlene Soraia – Moonchild

Charlene Soraia's ability to split her voice into ultra-shrill harmonics is a talent. There was a chap a few years ago with an act entitled 'The Puppetry of the Penis' who was able to...

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Controversy over reopening the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of Stone Age art

A perennial topic in Spain – whether or not to allow the public access to fragile areas, which are nonetheless looked upon as part of the country's public patrimony. Plus there's the...

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From Shiny Things to Silliness – Frieze Overview

Frieze was a fantastic opportunity to see a so many of the world’s top artists and galleries in one place. With a multitude of  styles and genres on show from over 170 galleries from...

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Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad

Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad...

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Gunfire in the studio: Shooting film, photons & 12-bores

I’m often asked, ‘What are the best bits about being an artist?’ A glance in the mirror after my day in the studio typically reveals a tired face peering out from beneath a...

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The Passing of the Amy Winehouse Object 1983-2011

Remembering Winehouse as either the tabloid-splashed mental wreck or as the misunderstood musical genius archetype the press is already constructing, is unfair and ultimately disrespectful....

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John Squire – Celebrity Stars

What do you get when you mix modern celebrity with traditional Islamic design? Faceless stars? Or celebrity with depth? This isn't a joke by the way. John Squire needs little introduction....

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Savage Nomads, Don’t Wait Animate, White Powder Gold – Live

The constant hybridisation of music is the fuel that drives innovation. The problem is that decontextualising sounds and themes from other genres can make them meaningless or seem weakly pastiche,...

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Somewhere Somehow We Repair – Body Studio

Mary George's group exhibition in a fully functioning gym juxtaposes the static with the kinetic, the delicate with the strong, the physically aspirational with the spiritually contemplative. At...

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Sublime Simplicity: Miroslav Tichy & Shimabuku

Miroslav Tichy & Shimabuku at the Wilkinson Gallery strips the world bare and celebrates the uncomplicated and beautiful. Another month, another First Thursday. Galleries on the surprisingly...

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Watch the Pretty Birdy: Sage Vaughn

Sage Vaughn’s press bio is a juxtaposition of culture and wildness, of knowing clichés and their subversion, bold phrases that beg repetition, and suggestions of a contemplative day trip...

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Austerlitz – Austerlitz

How soon is too soon. Parisian indie rockers Austerlitz go for bronze. Austerlitz have rushed to release a record that with a couple of months worth of emphatic development would have been...

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Lost in New Jersey 14: The Decisive Moment

Photographs from a traveller in New Jersey (Matthew Coleman) - The Decisive Moment...

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Dels – Gob

Fear, righteous anger, too much booze and a boldly-drawn emotional vision, this debut from Dels wraps the disorientation of over-intelligent urban British youth into forty minutes of poetic and...

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Syd Barrett – The Art is in the Letters

Barrett's mythologised life finally comes down to earth in the first major exhibition of his art and letters. But is he a little too human? January 1968. Crammed into the back of a van, Pink...

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Trappings, Friezes and Being Female.

Kleio Gizeli, Lisa Holden, Martha Parsey, Carol Robertson, Susan Gunn, Rana Begum. Crossroads, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, March 2011 – June 2011. UK Female Artists...

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Attack of the Stereotypes

Attack of the Stereotypes In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark street, And on the dark, dark street there was a dark, dark building And in the dark, dark building were… BRIGHT JAPANESE...

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Miranda Donovan – The Home Unleashed

Miranda Donovan - The Home Unleashed - Lazarides Gallery, 24th Feb – 23rd March 2011...

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Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. Two

This review is the second chapter in my critical assessment, Part 1 examined Future Map 10, a pretentious and ostentatious shindig overly concerned with prestige. In this second chapter I am...

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